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The Progeny (The Progeny Series #1)
“No fate other than the one I choose.”
The timeless creed, and tattoo, bore by the Rousseaus— a vampire clan with the purest bloodline of any vampire family. Out of this clandestine group came one who was different, yet the same: Ascher-a half-bloodling— half- human, half vampire.
Ascher questions the purpose for his existence and which world he truly belongs to: the human world or the vampire world. Two months from sealing to Ursula— a prearranged union to a woman he abhors — he’s at his wit’s end. He knows if he calls off the sealing, the Romanian clan will strike with deadly force, but he cannot see eternity with a cold empty shell of a woman like Ursula.
Just when he thought life was complicated enough, he meets Shauna— a beautiful, bi-racial human Wiccan — and immediately develops an unshakable attraction to her. She makes him feel alive and vital despite his origins and Ascher makes a decision that turns his immortal world upside down.
Blood Bonds (The Progeny Series #2)
“Forever. For always. For eternity.”
The ties that bind two hearts are powerful. For Ascher Rousseau and Shauna McCutchin, it’s more than just a blood bond. Their union is that of vampire legend. Their love is a predestined prophecy foretold centuries ago.
It’s a week before Ascher and Shauna’s sealing and the couple is making final preparations for their eternity, but Ascher’s ex has other plans. Ursula is hell-bent on revenge—revenge fueled by lover’s scorn and her father’s death—and she begins breeding a fresh army of newborn darklings to do her bidding.
When Ursula finds a new weapon—an ally with the capability to dismantle the Rousseau clan— Ascher and Shauna’s bond is tested and they must stand together against Ursula or lose each other for eternity.
Blood Promise (The Progeny Series #3)
“Their love is fated by an ancient prophecy. Now the promise is fulfilled.”
Ascher Rousseau is a half-human, half vampire whose life has been a series of prophecies and predictions. After finding incredible love and passion with Shauna—a Wiccan with powers beyond anything he’s ever known—he seals to her and hopes for happiness. But his enemies seek to destroy all that he loves, and he finds that happiness never lasts for long.
Darkness is descending and a vampiric revolution is nearing. A new brood of hatchlings is born to join their darkling brothers, in preparation for war. A preordained chain of events is set into motion that could lead to the rise of the demonic “cloaked one” and his half-human fallen children, while ending humanity—as we know it.
Can a supernatural love and the loyal bond of a family save the Rousseaus and the world from certain extinction?
Excerpt from Blood Promise
Ascher wrenched her so close that his heart pounded against her chest, and he suggestively licked his bottom lip. “I’m going to make you come so hard.” Backing her against the wall, he lifted her until she was eye to eye with him. The heels made her taller but still short of his height.
“Bring it on.” Her lips skimmed his neck, her tongue deliberately tracing circles into his spot, as she pulled the necktie off and tossed it across the room.
His gaze seized her, his hands sliding the zipper down her dress. “You drive me so crazy,” he whispered against the shell of her ear, nipping at the two-carat diamond studs he’d given her as a wedding gift. Blindly feeling for the barrette in her head, his fingers found and removed it. Ringlets of flowing hair cascaded down her back and into both their faces. “God, you’re so beautiful, baby.” He put her down long enough to remove the dress, leaving her in a bra, panties, thigh high stockings and the black high-heeled stilettos. He removed his shirt and jacket, leaving his pants on.
She gave him a look of confusion. “Aren’t you going to undress?”
“For what I have in mind?” He licked his lips again, a hungry glaze in his eyes as he gestured her over to him. “I don’t need to. Come here, love.” His gaze deepened. “Slow— walk slowly toward me. I want to look at you.” He sat on the bed, his eyes wide and devouring, moving up and down her semi-naked form.
Her thoughts clouded and her heart pained with nerves and anticipation. Her legs wobbly, shaking stumps that barely held her up, she talked herself through the basic task of walking. One step…two steps…one foot in front of the other, Shauna. The hormonal shift definitely made him naughtier, but that couldn’t be it. The effects should be long gone by now. She managed to make it over to him without losing her balance.
He pushed her back against the bed. “Down you go.”
“Do you ever get enough?” she asked in a breathy whisper.
“No.” His lips dragged along the throbbing pulse in her neck, sending ripples of current in their wake. “I’ll never get enough of you.” The sensual sliding of his tongue and hot mouth made circuits along each breast, down her quivering stomach, ending at her lacy silk panties. Looping his fingers inside, Ascher slid them down her legs. “You won’t need these either.”
About Ashlynne Laynne
Ashlynne Laynne is a songwriter, poet and author of erotic paranormal and contemporary romance, who has always had a soft spot in her heart for vampires but grew tired of the garlic fearing, sun-loathing creatures of old. An avid horror movie fan, she tends to enjoy media and music that is of a younger, more eclectic nature. This was the catalyst for her writing The Progeny. The vampire/witch pairing is unique and different when most books pair vampires with werewolves.
Ashlynne loves writing on the edge—combining the erotica and romance genres—and thinks of Ascher and Shauna as the wicked, damned version of Romeo and Juliet. She is currently working on book four of her Progeny Series, book one of her upcoming Rocker Series, and an untitled novella WIP. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She juggles the hats of wife, mother, full time employee and part-time writer, hoping to write exclusively one day soon. Find and follow here online on Twitter. Check out her Manic Readers page, Blog and Website, or leave her a note in her Reader Email.
Ashlynne lives in North Carolina with her husband and teenage son.
About The Progeny Series
At its core, The Progeny Series is simply about a man and woman who fall in love, and the fact that he’s a half-blood (half-human, half vampire) and she’s a Wiccan human are secondary factors. When we meet Ascher, he’s grumpy. Frankly, who could blame him? He’s engaged to seal to Ursula—a cold and careless vampire who wants nothing more than to get her hands on a bloodstone— and he feels conflicted about his existence.
All of that changes when he meets Shawnette McCutchin. She’s beautiful, intriguing and possesses some of the most potent blood that he’s ever smelled. A war immediately begins inside Ascher. He craves Shauna’s blood just as much as he craves her body and the closer they get, the harder it is for him to control his urges. After Ascher calls off the sealing to Ursula, the trouble begins. His family’s peaceful period ends when Ursula’s army attacks the Rousseaus.
This series encompasses a family dynamic of which we’ve never seen. The Rousseaus share a common mortal and immortal bloodline, but loyalty is the thread binding this clan. Shauna and Ascher’s dissuaded love only strengthens the family bonds. Their unique union transcends bloodlines and completes the prophecy, defying the beliefs of centuries old covenants while shattering the wall between the Wiccan and vampire worlds that has existed for ages. This series is erotic paranormal romance intended for adults, as it contains adult sensuality, language and themes.
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